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Africa Bridge Harvest Gala Celebrates The Power of Community 8/29


Africa Bridge Harvest Gala Celebrates The Power of Community With a Harvest Feast

Dancing + Drumming by Obo Addy and Sébé Kan

WHO               The Greater Portland Community


WHAT             Africa Bridge Harvest Gala is a benefit for non-profit Africa Bridge. Guests will enjoy an exhilarating night of African music + drumming, an outstanding African-infused harvest dinner by Charles Stilwell of Devil’s Food Catering and inspiring messages from Barry Childs, Founder and Executive Director of Africa Bridge, Lisa MacCallum, Managing Director of The Nike Foundation, and more.

Obo Addy, a Ghanian drum master since age six and key originator of the seminal musical movement now known as Worldbeat, will delight the audience with a rhythmically dynamic performance. Sébé Kan (meaning “Serious Sound”), a renowned 11-member West African drum and dance performance troupe, will also enchant guests with their spirited style and showmanship. Emceed by KINK FM’s arts + culture guru, Inessa, the Africa Bridge Harvest Gala will be a night remembered by all who attend as an uplifting celebration of community and African cultures.

WHEN             Saturday, August 29th, 2009


WHERE           Nelson Farms, Sauvie Island

WHY               Africa Bridge is dedicated to improving the lives of orphans and children impacted by HIV/AIDS in Tanzania by empowering their families + communities through integrated, sustainable development programs. Africa Bridge accomplishes these goals through community-run cooperatives that grant microloans, conduct income-generating project training, give scholarships and provide health education impacting over 3,000 children in 16 different villages within Tanzania. The incredible success of their program, which actively employs the “teach a man to fish” philosophy, can be seen in the prosperity now enjoyed in the communities Africa Bridge has touched. The cooperatives are self-sustainable and break the cycle of poverty + disease in a way that uplifts communities and reflects the spirit of humanity.

CONTACT       Ericka Dickey | 503.226.2377 | [email protected] | www.africabridgegala.com